So turns out the new EP Keely Soontag who is the same EP from Australian Survivor. Basically accept a lot of purple editing, missing context like how certain relationships are formed, big characters get bigger edits and a lot of OTT dramatic music and moments like it is in the last few seasons of Australian Survivor (which lets be honest this new big brother format is basically a copy of "Survivor in a warehouse" and Sonia pretty much confirmed she's just a puppet for the producers like she always is). Pretty much from Ben Norris to Rob McKnight and others in the industry say Big Brother is good (and have always repeated that line since channel 7 reboot) but won't criticise the format problems etcSonia Kruger is on Ben Norris’ latest podcast episode of ‘TV Reload’ talking about BB.
Ben says he wasn’t asked to be on this year, and while disappointed is still a massive super fan. He has watched the first 3 eps and love it.
He asks Sonia if it will ever be live, she said you can never say never, maybe after the uncertainty of covid is over.
She is looking forward to the live finale.
There’s a new show runner whose name is Keelie something.
He asks her whether when Sonia does the interviews is it her own or the producers in her ear. She says it’s a little bit of both, she has Keelie in her ear. She says it is fun to interrogate.
Whilst the royalty have a target on their back, Sonia says they do have an advantage of having the EQ to navigate the show.
He asks whether Sonia has any input into the format. She said she does brainstorm with them, but that’s not really her job.
Ben said he talked to Gretel about BB. Gretel was very gracious about Sonia as the host. Sonia said Gretel has been very supportive to Sonia throughout. Sonia said she isn’t in the same level of intelligence as Gretel.
She says some of the stuff with Tully and Drew makes MAFS look Disney.